1925 in television

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The year 1925 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1925.

Global television events[edit]

Month Day Event
March 25 John Logie Baird performed the first public demonstration of his "televisor" at the Selfridges department store on London's Oxford Street. The demonstrations of moving silhouette images continued through April. The system consisted of 30 lines and 12.5 pictures per second.
June 13 Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of a moving silhouette (shadowgraphs) and sound, using 48 lines, and a mechanical system. A 10-minute movie of a miniature windmill in motion was sent across 8 kilometers from Anacostia to Washington, DC. The images were viewed by representatives of the National Bureau of Standards, the United States Navy, the Department of Commerce, and others. Jenkins termed this "the first public demonstration of radiovision".
July 13 Vladimir Zworykin applies for a patent for color television.
c. August–October Zworykin first demonstrates his electric camera tube and receiver for Westinghouse corporation executives, transmitting the still image of an "X". The picture is said to be dim, with low contrast and poor definition.
October 02 John Baird achieves the first live television image with tone graduations (not silhouette or duotone images) in his laboratory. Baird brings office boy William Taynton in front of the camera to become the first face televised. But rate of five images per second is below realistic movement.

Births[edit]

Month Day Name Occupation/Accolades
January 11 Grant Tinker U.S. producer, NBC network executive, "The Man Who Saved NBC".
23 Danny Arnold U.S. producer, actor, stand-up comedian (d. 1995).
April 22 George Cole U.K Actor
May 02 Roscoe Lee Browne U.S. actor (died 2007).
June 25 June Lockhart U.S. actress.
July 06 Merv Griffin U.S. talk show host, producer (Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune) (died 2007).
August 15 Mike Connors U.S. actor of Armenian descent.
October 16 Angela Lansbury British-born actress.
November 11 June Whitfield British actress.
December 13 Dick Van Dyke U.S. actor.